West Columbia demographics profile

StatisticWest ColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,87014891
Median age38.438.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%40%43%
Speak English87%93%79%
Speak Spanish11%4%13%
West Columbia, SC has a population of 15,947 and is the 2,684th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,870 per sq mi which is 1168% higher than the South Carolina average and 1964% higher than the national average. The median age in West Columbia is 38 which is approximately 1% lower than the South Carolina average of 39. In West Columbia, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 87% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 59% of West Columbia residents were born in South Carolina, 28% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in West Columbia is 1168% higher than South Carolina.
  • The median age in West Columbia is 1% lower than South Carolina.
  • In West Columbia 72.96% of the population is White.
  • In West Columbia 19.15% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In West Columbia 1.84% of the population is Asian.

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West Columbia population breakdown by race

RaceWest ColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Black or African American19.15%27.35%12.63%
American Indian0.10%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.36%2.07%3.06%
Other race2.58%1.51%4.75%
In West Columbia, 12.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The West Columbia, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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